A Renaissance wind instrument of the brass family, yet made of wood, with finger holes similar to those of a recorder. The cornetto has a cup shaped mouthpiece and is sounded n the same manner that a brass instrument is sounded. It was developed from the horn of a cow, and always retained its curved shape. It was most popular during the late 1500's and early 1600's.
See also; [Eng.] cornett; [Fr.] cornet à bouquin (m); [Ger.] Zink (m); [Ger.] Zinck (m); [Ger.] Zinke (m); [It.] cornetto (m); [Sp.] corneta (m).
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